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Nissan Maxima, Fuel System, Sedan
#2 of 21 Re: what grade gas? [tomahto]
Sep 28, 2007 (9:36 pm)
I have a 95 gle. Bought it in 96, have put 158k on it using regular gas. Do not use Arco gas. It will clog the fuel injectors. Chevron or Shell seems to be the best, because of the additives they use.
#3 of 21 Enging missing after a short engine off period?
Nov 02, 2007 (6:52 am)
I have a 2000 maxima 6cyl auto. Sometimes when I go some place, park it for a while and then come out and start it up it misfires. When I get home and park it in the garage it has a smell of rotten eggs. The next day it runs perfect. Could it be a fuel injector not working correctly? I think I read in a mechanic magazine that the gasoline sometimes coats the fuel injectors. Has anyone heard this or knows what the problem might be?? thanks in advance for your answer. Paul G
#4 of 21 Fuel Injector Problem?
Feb 26, 2008 (10:43 pm)
I have a 91 maxima, low miles for the age (abour 110). One day it just started running very rough, like a cylinder wasn't firing. I don't know enough to diagnose it though. Mechanic said one piston wasn't firing due to clogged fuel injector. Naturally, it's like a million dollars to replace it (and the rest, might as well based on the age). I tried some fuel injector cleaner off the shelf, but it didn't work. The car isn't worth but $1200 so I don't want to spend much to get it running smoothly - any ideas? Thanks!
#5 of 21 Re: Fuel Injector Problem? [ovey]
Mar 19, 2008 (7:31 am)
Hi Ovey...... I will be willing to bet your having trouble with one of the ignition coils !!!! To my susprise I discovered that there are six ignition coils... one for each spark plug. With 85.000 miles on my car I decided to replace all my spark plugs thinking at the same time I might be able to find out which cylinder was misfiring by looking at each plug. Only one was a little bit darker than the other five so I decided to replace the coil ot this cylinder. Presto ! Problem was solved. My car has been running great ever since. Hope this helps you. Replaceing the plugs and the coil is really easy if your just a little bit mechanically inclined. The coil only cost $69.99 at Auto Zone. I can only imagine how much it would have cost me at a Nissan dealer. Paul
#6 of 21 1992 nissan maxima want start when cold
Apr 18, 2008 (12:33 pm)
1992 nissan maxima want start when cold and it has to do with the fuel system
#7 of 21 2007 Maxima Recommended Fuel Type
May 27, 2008 (1:52 pm)
96 Octane? (91 AKI)?
i wanted to know if it was ok to put regular gasoline (not premium) in my 2007 nissan maxima. i consulted the owner's manual and on page 9-3, they say that they recommend 91 AKI, which is equivalent to 96 octane. i have never seen octane higher than 93....so i dont know what they expect there.
the manual goes on to say that i can use "regular"....but their definition of regular is 87 AKI, which is octane 91 according to the manual.
every gas station i go to has "regular" defined as 87 octane....and you dont see any thing about AKI. furthermore.....i never see "91 octane" anyway...its all 87, 89, and 93.
What Gives!! can i use regular or not?? and where the %&*% do they expect me to find 96 octane??
i assume the drop in performance that the manual speaks about would be unnoticeable to teh average driver, am i correct?
Any guidance would help...thanks very much
#8 of 21 2007 fuel type
May 28, 2008 (8:16 am)
I just bought an 08 Maxima with same engine as your 07 and they say you can run regular fuel but car is more efficient if premium is used. My son has same engine and he runs reg. most of the time and a tank of premium every third fill up. The manual and a mechanic I trust told me not to use any fuel additives in the tank since it will effect the computer that regulates fuel system. Your engine may 'ping' some with reg. but it won't hurt it......good luck
#9 of 21 Re: 2007 fuel type [bassmax]
May 28, 2008 (6:29 pm)
thanks for the info.....
so when you say "regular"...you are talking about "87 octane"....not this "87 aki...91 octane" stuff that they talk abotu in the manual...right?
#10 of 21 Re: 2007 fuel type [tbarnes42]
May 30, 2008 (1:10 pm)
right...and I just made a short trip of 700 miles and I ran 87 octane first tank and the mid fuel, i think 89 in the second tank(just filled ) Got just at 27.5 mpg.....on regular. I will let you know if 89 gets any better milage.
#11 of 21 Re: 2007 Maxima Recommended Fuel Type [tbarnes42]
Jun 08, 2008 (11:10 am)
91 IS OFFERED AT SUNOCO ONLY. now rating of 96 is european equal to 91